Covid at the Giro d’Italia, “negligence and lack of professionalism”: Evenepoel’s doctor attacks the organization

Positivity becomes the prime example trip from Italy. The covid he ousted the pink jersey from the race Remco Evenepoel, world champion and favorite of the night before. But it has also resulted in six other riders retiring (so far), including others Philip Ganna And Rigobert uranium. The controversies concern, however, above all sudden goodbye of the Belgian, immediately after winning the Cesena time trial. And Evenepoel’s team doctor Soudal Quick Step attacked directly the organization of the Giro d’Italia, in the hands of rcs: “You make many sacrifices, but for negligence And little professionalism “You have to leave the Giro as a leader of the organization,” he said YvanVanmol To Rai Radio 1.

Vanmol emphasizes what he thinks It did not work in organizing, setting under indictment the moments of contact between cyclists and the outside world, especially the media: “If you see what happened in the first few days… A press conference in a small room full of people. This is not possible. “Yes, that makes me angry,” he said on the radio. Then attack the opposing team jumbo vismastruck by Covid before the start of the Corsa Rosa: “It is the chronicle of a Death announcedbecause before the Giro there was all that infection to Jumbo Visma?” attacks the Belgian doctor in training.

Vanmol accuses the organization of the Giro d’Italia of being the International Cyclists’ Union, which no longer provides protocols and security measures against Covid. In fact, continuing his interview, the doctor admits, “These problems there will also be at tours and to vuelta in the future. There must be clear protocols. Not that you have to be as rigid as you were a few years ago, but you have to sit at the same table, including with the team doctors.” Vanmol then defends Evenepoel’s decision to retire: “Physically, Remco is doing well enough that he doesn’t have more than one.” severe cold. But it really is more than enough to have it withdrawn. THE risks After infection, they still are too large be taken lightly. And he concludes: “Remco’s values ​​were clearly inferior compared to the previous days. We can not minimize it. In addition, it can also infect other colleagues“.

previous article

Inter Milan, the strange fate of the San Siro: the eyes of the world are on us as we debate when to demolish it


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *